Yesterday and today, BYU is hosting the State FACS Conference. Teachers from the entire state come and go to workshops and hear speakers. Next summer, I will be attending it for reals because it is one way that I can help to renew my teaching license.... (Crazy that I don't even have that thing yet but I am still figuring out ways how I can keep it current!)
Anyway, I volunteered to take a group of teachers to the BYU Preschool where someone would meet us and then take us on a tour of the preschool. Well, the lady in charge of the entire conference saw me volunteering and decided that she wanted to give me a meal card for my efforts. I was very grateful and completely surprised.
So, I took all of the teachers over to the JFSB and learned some interesting things--like the carpet can peel away so it is super easy to wash and the building is made of this really expensive Italian stone. Unfortunately, the 5 year old building is already beginning to crumbled because the stones are really porous and when water/ ice get in there, it then makes them crack.
The girl who was supposed to do the afternoon tour to the BYU clothing preservation never showed up. So I went on that one as well. It was really cool because we had to travel off main campus in the BYU vans and I finally learned what the mystery building was near University Ave. and 2300 N. We were able to see a wedding dress that was from 1805 and tons of hats from the 1900s-1950s. I wish there would have been more time to open up lots of the boxes and see more items.
Last night, Casey and I shared my generous reward by going out to eat at the Creamery on 9th. We both had bacon, cheeseburgers and shared spicy fries and only paid 7 CENTS!! I know normally the blessings from service are not normally so obvious but last night, we were both deeply grateful. (And BTW: the hamburgers and fries were delicious!! I think we might go back in the future sometime and definitely recommend it to others!!!)